Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some frequently asked questions about dip powder.  Check back often because we will be updating this section frequently!  Have a question you want answered?  Send it to us below!

Question:  How do you apply dip powder? 

Answer: Here is a quick basic summary, but for more detailed instruction and videos check out our tutorial page.

  1. Shake up powder jar to fluff up powder
  2. Apply Primer
  3. Apply Base Coat
  4. Dip or pour on powder
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until desired thickness.
  6. Apply Activator
  7. File nails and dust off excess dip powder
  8. Apply Activator 
  9. Apply the first coat of Top Coat with 2-3 quick brush strokes from base to tip.
  10. Apply the second layer of Top Coat 

Question:  How do I remove a dip powder manicure?

Answer:  Check out our favorite removal method on our tutorial page. 

Question:  Why is my manicure lifting?

Answer:  There are 2 main reasons that dip manicures lift.  Improper prep and improper application.
When prepping your nails for a dip powder manicure it’s important to make sure the nail plate is completely clean and free from any dead skin.  Also it’s not required to buff your nails before application, but you want to make sure you dehydrate your nail plate with alcohol or acetone before application.  Also if you have just used our Nail Rehab you want to wait at least 30 minutes before doing your nails to give them time to dry out.  Water in the nails, oil on the nails and dead skin can all cause lifting.

When it comes to application it’s important that the nails are activated throughly so that the powder hardens properly.  If the manicure isn’t properly activated this can cause lifting and the longevity of your manicure.  Another very common application issue is flooding your cuticles.  When you flood your cuticles and get products on your skin as your nails grow or you wash your hands it causes your manicure to lift.  Pushing the dip liquids towards the cuticle line helps prevent you from flooding your cuticles.

Question:  How do I use Brush Saver?

Answer:  Remove the hardened brush from your bottle of Base and Top Coat. Carefully wipe on a paper towel. Remove the brush from the Brush Saver and wipe the liquid off of the wand and bristles on a paper towel. Let the brush dry completely - then it can be used in the Base or Top Coat.  Place the damaged brush into the Brush Saver and leave it in the bottle until another brush is hardened and follow the same steps.

Question:  How often should I use the Nail Rehab soak?

Answer :  A good rule of thumb is that you should use it with every manicure because not only does it help strengthen your nails, but it’s also great for nail prep.

Question:  How often should I use the Nail Repair Nail Strengthener?

Answer :  A good rule of thumb is that you should use it 1x per month to maintain healthy nails and with every manicure when your nails are damaged and need extra TLC until they’re healthy.  

Question:  Do you have it apply Nail Repair everyday like other products?

Answer: No.  Nail Repair contains a high concentration of active ingredients so it only needs to be used 1x a week in most cases, but it can be used every 3 to 4 days for damaged nails.

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